Following the crash of a Pakistan International Airlines' Airbus A320 with 107 people on board in the vicinity of Karachi, a number of reports emerged on social media suggesting that fashion model Zara Abid was among the plane's passengers and subsequently perished in this tragedy.
The crash occurred on 22 May at the Jinnah Ground area near the Jinnah International Airport where the plane was scheduled to land.
#Pakistan model Zara Abid was on the @Official_PIA flight that crashed in #Karachi this afternoon. This is her last post on @Instagram from three days ago in which she’s seen sitting in a small plane, with the caption: “Fly high, it’s good.” pic.twitter.com/ZhFgbgilCj— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) May 22, 2020
While some social media users mourned Zara, others inquired whether the reports about her demise were actually true, while several netizens even claimed that she survived the crash.
Pakistani model Zara Abid was described by fashion designer Khadijah Shah in a now deleted tweet as a “wonderful girl, hardworking and professional”, as cited by India Today.